Robot Sets Record for Walking 134 km

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A China-made quadruped robot sets the Guinness World Records book for walking 134-km in 54 hours.

Four-legged robot ‘Xingzhe No 1’, made by a research team in southwest China’s Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, circled an indoor track from October 24 to 27, taking 340,000 steps before it had to stop and recharge.

It covered a distance of 134.03 km in over 54 hours and used 0.8 kwh of power.

The distance the Chinese robot covered was more than twice as much as that by the former record holder, Ranger, which was developed by a team at Cornell University in the US, and the speed was 1.18 times faster.

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